My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Director: Kirk Jones
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine
Making a sequel, especially of a rom-com as popular as 2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding, is always a risk. And, this one manages to be just about average. In this outing, you see Fotoula Portokalos (Vardalos) and her husband Ian (Corbett) struggling to make peace with their rebellious teenage daughter. Meanwhile, revelation of a family secret leads the Portokalos’ to get together at a Greek wedding, that’s bigger, and fatter than ever before.
Director: Sabbir Khan
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor
Sabbir Khan’s modern take on Ramayana sees Shroff play Rama, Kapoor take on the role of Sita, and Tollywood actor, Sudheer Babu, portray Ravana. Shroff meets Kapoor on a train in Kerela, and falls in love with her. The romance is shortlived, as Kapoor is abducted and taken to Bangkok. The film is packed with jaw-dropping stunts, which Shroff excels in. Kapoor has also tried packing punches, but they fall flat. A one-time watch, at best.
The Man Who Knew Infinity
Director: Matthew Brown
Cast: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons
Based on the life of math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, the film might not have a weak story, but fails to create a lasting impression. A clerk at Madras Port, Ramanujan (Patel) travels to England to work with professor G H Hardy (Irons). Hardy, fascinated by the young man, pulls out all stops for him, and the two develop a beautiful friendship. Had it not been for Irons, and Toby Jones as John E Littlewood, the film would not be half as decent as it is.